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this is why you should care what your only job. washington is considering resuming known lethal miniature aids to syria despite a radical al qaeda link to rebels gaining strength that and controlling official towns in neighboring iraq. or thirty's hitting those at the top with the blogs leaders airing some of the lowest approval ratings in debt ridden and bailed out countries. and i've been told liz killed by u.s. soldiers after being mistaken for the enemy this as washington's failing to push kabul to sign a security deal. and spalled safe see russia launches a massive security operation ahead of the winter games in sochi dubbed the largest in and make history.
this is our senior national coming here live from moscow my name is your national power our main story now. the u.s. is eyeing the resumption of non-lethal military age to the syrian rebels even if it's going to islamist groups the shipments were cut off last month after the equipment was seized by it finds his from the islamic front but to some of the islamists united with the secular opposition america's warriors were eased so normal lethal aid is everything needed to combat except for guns and bullets including things like body armor night vision goggles and communication equipment but there are a lot of gray areas here when normally through optics are becoming lethal for example when a radio transmitter is used to trigger an explosive device and does not guarantee
that a will only get better at organizations meanwhile some very graphic footage has appeared online reportedly showing the aftermath of a massacre carried out by al qaeda linked fighters that have grown ever stronger in the country and some analysts say there's a flurry over the lethal aid that has had played its role in this united states provided lethal assistance through jordan through the cia and through the through turkey through the opposition but the opposition is is fragmented incapable and what's happened is that the the the more radical elements. principally the the the foreign fighters have taken over the opposition in terms of the fighting and consequently those weapons of got into their hands they've become emboldened they've become they've gotten better weapons as a consequence are getting surface to air missiles they got r.p.g. and a verbal what will happen is that if you put to start to pass weapons to the opposition . evitable you will fall into the hands of the extremists because they are just
much more. in addition to be a more radicalized they are also. more fierce fighters and the they have shown that against the opposition. and as the jihad is group the islamic state of iran can live and gains momentum in syria across the border in iraq fighters of the same organization are controlling key cities in the country's biggest province the government is still holding off its offensive to retake them and they fear this civilian casualties may lead to local sunni tribal leaders fighting with a high the militants controlling the cities meanwhile a suicide bomber hates another the recruiting center in baghdad on thursday twenty two soldiers were killed and dozens were wounded that is seen as retaliation against the iraqi government which has been calling for new troops to join its fight against al qaeda the u.s. is weighing in boosting its missile and surveillance drone deliveries to iraq the move is being done by many experts and
a bell and his guests are debating washington's role in the conflict in crosstalk later today. the united states states spent nine years applying hell fire missiles and drones and automation in attacks of all sorts of kinds and none of that worked it is the definition of of mental illness to keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results introducing weapons into iraq at this time from the united states will likely have as much success this time as it did the last time this is kind of deja vu all over again it's really quite amazing i mean we have to remind our viewers here there was no al qaeda in iraq before the invasion and now they have i mean come on i mean what is the learning curve here or is there anyone anywhere learning curve at all with all of the distortions of the result of meddling right murder by the united states is this spirit seeking sovereignty self-determination dignity etc all right i'm going to be running down
and down but it is a good thing going and offered for as you mentioned some good players itself that ask those p.k. well you can we do for you. you know. the feeling. is that. yes there was tears here and taking a toll on the public's confidence and the european union with the latest polls showing people serious disappointment in the black leadership that doesn't bode well for reading policies with elections on the doorstep and he's a piece on. now in a few months europeans will be going to the polls in what could be the most important european parliamentary elections but the latest gallup polls to to sticks well don't make good reading for those that will be standing for the top spots
across the european parliament even those countries that have received some of the most help countries like spain that received forty one billion euros to bail out its failing banking sector in two thousand and nine fifty nine percent of the population said they had faith and they supported the european leadership is another country that's traditionally been very pro e.u. is ireland they received sixty seven point five billion. bailout their failing banking system seventy percent of the irish population and previously said that they supported the european union now that number forty seven percent well there's also been big declines for support of the e.u. in countries like sweden finland austria the netherlands denmark and the care the first time since these type of statistics have existed the united kingdom it doesn't finish last when it comes to those that support you currently that
statistic belongs to greece with only nineteen percent of their population supporting mere opinion union understandable really when you see the hardships that have been inflicted upon their people by the european crisis it's not just european politicians that have seen a downturn in popularity the euro itself is also hit huge lows and well europeans look to alternative types of currency to secure their finances we can find out more on that from maria for not. these colorful returns and not money but they have a real value you can go shopping with these bills in your wallet. at a restaurant. the idea of alternative also called complimentary currencies that people of businesses agree to use for transactions within a particular area a district quarter with just a street may look like something from a kid's game but the reasons behind it are far from child's play you know his per
partick first project local currencies stay within the region developing that second ideological a lack of confidence in official currencies make people want to have something they understand that they can control and that they can trust and not just something that is printed you don't know how with new control and leads to speculation alternative forms of money have a history stretching back decades and appear to be growing in popularity especially in tough financial times on them there isn't enough of a bang splay a lot with money and often risky games but advantage of the day ordinary people have to pay for mistakes and losses this is why people want to have a currency they will be sure will serve them and not go disappear somewhere in fiscal paradises global finance system so banks today's most famous headline grabbing tentative currency is the digital big coin but there are dozens of others and he's world wide in france europe's second largest economy people exchange
services and goods via at least twenty different types of complementary currencies and their numbers are growing. the slain is behind one such project the monthly outside paris she says she never considered paying with anything other than euros until the advantages of an alternative became clear. but as with the euro is that is definitely not just a mode of exchange but it also became a mode of speculation to feed banks while local currencies support local projects and develop a real economy on the ground which means it works for us the people. falcon's restaurant is part of the project and i'm with a flower shop and they're going to make supermarket it is on king. here police so the protests that are people in the world of finance that will nothing else but to make people pewter all for their own benefit why should we allow them to do that
this sticker indicates this restaurant accept cash the red means to fish a no peach in french but also energy and the slogan was over your soup is used to express someone is in good health and full of energy which the local currency is hailed frons certainly seem to be experts claim complimentary currencies will never replace an official one however if trust is undermined and hard and often conventional money people may start looking for a different type of change. from france coming up next the a right wing voices in japan that's i guess one louder. play a very narrow and they are. international looks at how nationalists are calling for me to we're going self-respect and major powers presence out after the break.
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to picture a day. from around the globe. dropped. to fifty. welcome back saucy international they host city of the twenty fourteen winter games sultry has launched the largest security operation and olympic history tirzah thousands of police officers have been drafted and where they so am a warning of any of threats and keeping locals visitors and athletes safe aussies paul scott now reports. the twenty second olympic winter games in two thousand and fourteen i wore the to defeat b. of sochi i as soon as russia's black sea resort was awarded the game seven years ago. as
a question the choice of host city such as close proximity to the volatile caucasus region was they argued a cause for concern. and the recent twin terror attacks in volgograd some seven hundred kilometers from sochi every ignited some of those worries organizers say security has been their main priority since day one tourism is the global threat and for terrorism there is no bond there is no territory but here in sochi from the very beginning of the construction phase the state that sort is made those to prepare the special measures to stop them from the screening of their own materials checking in all the venues and preparing incredible measures of the security to provide this safe environment here with less than a month to go now until the games begin tight security measures are already in
place around forty thousand police and security offices are expected to be on patrol all sales of dangerous hunting equipment for the duration of the games there's also a controlled stretching sixty kilometers along the coast and twenty five kilometers inland and encompassing all venues. in terms of security so it is a special case because this whole area is authorized to visit this only there are security details from a number of countries including the u.k. and u.s. working here. and those security forces will be coming together to protect places like this is the brand new purpose built train station in the olympic village is going to be one of the main transport hubs during the games moving thousands of spectators. we have cameras into comes that connects you with the engineer and the police presence at train stations and on the train security is pretty tight. with
the bulk of the work now complete with all venues and transport networks built and tested sochi is now just waiting for the sporting world to descend. altie tsotsi. the white house has bikes and masses intention to keep the international space station growing until at least twenty twenty four though the final say is still up to congress it's heard the orbiting outpost will be around to welcome more nations to collaborate in the face of such challenges as asteroids try and planned missions to mars are she's going to take our reports now from the international space exploration conference. the leaders of space programs from all over the world have gathered in washington to map out the future of space exploration and any progress here is a link for the form of humankind and never just one nation and by the way this meeting is the first of its kind in a ministerial level with over thirty countries participating but we will advance
further faster if we work collectively the explosion of a meteor over russia last year add it to the urgency of creating a global asteroid warning system scientists say although extremely expensive it's technically feasible but a cooperation deal like that is yet a distant shot. there has to be a political will what country would sign off on an agreement with a clause saying parties can pull out of the program if their new leaders reach so each country would risk enormous losses in such a case especially say any future international morse venture would require a steadfast commitment i just don't see any nation having enough commitment to be willing to fire. a amount of money that would take with today's technology the state of today's technology to go to mars alone there was a strong and now what will stablished cooperation between russia and
a number of other countries at the international space station but beyond that it's still just talk talk that is happening here in washington i'm going to check on r.t. . the international space station as a food bowl a field sized engineering marvel or wishing at around four hundred kilometers above earth first setting in operation in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight it's hosted thirty eight international expeditions and more than two hundred astronauts extending its operation means allowing more private companies to supply cargo and compete for lucrative contracts since the end of nasa shuttle program astronauts have been ferried back and forth to the station on russian soyuz spacecraft and scientists question five believes the key to success of space exploration is the joint efforts of nations. all spacefaring need emissions from time to time experience they can kill it if you cope is failure we look very dramatic but that's
the nature of space exploration it's a risky business and the task we all forced to use to reduce these reefs as much as possible the international space station program has shown the corporation between countries which have different engineering cultures different engineering and they can get approaches different background different language can work very well and the success story of the international space station makes everybody believe that a global corporation in space exploration is possible definitely is necessary in order to achieve these very challenging goals so they station for me the search corporation can do this by all different approaches differences in different countries and of course there are plenty more stories for you on our website including the hundreds of thousands of the leavers and the miraculous powers an ancient blank christa fakes gathered in
a daylong over mention in the philippine capital of manila to pray for the victims of the deadly hate in. typhoon a which battered the country know that the recession is available in the emotion section of r.t. dot com. and blood herbs and coded writing that would be a great find all symbology could be a clue to meeting italian police to one of the most notorious marc beer syndicates add that the details of this story are just a click away for you on our website. a four year old boy has been shot dead by u.s. soldiers in afghanistan the troops opened fire on the toddler mistaking him for an enemy due to poor visibility the latest incident comes amid the for. this training of ties between the u.s. and afghanistan a top american negotiators at a park between the two states is unlikely to be signed before afghanistan's presidential elections and april washington was hoping to secure
a long term agreement with president hamid karzai if signed it would allow for ten thousand u.s. troops to stay in the country after they was troll all foreign forces in twenty fourteen and under the deal the glass is demanding in usa from prosecution for all its soldiers something cuz i was reluctant to accept going and p. and presidential hopeful daoud sultanzoy says the security situation in his country is not likely to improve either way and that a lack of national cohesion where the national security forces of afghanistan would do would to cling on the national army we sort of divided into different groups and then the taliban can take advantage of that sort of a division from which they can come in staged attacks and the civilians will probably not stand on the military side and they'll just stand just. silly.
time now to check out on she is a wild day three hundred thousand people in the u.s. the west virginia have been told not to use tough water following a large scale chemical spill along a river a state of emergency has been declared with locals told not to use the water for drinking cooking washing or braving restaurants close their doors to school students had an extra day off or with officials so far failing to estimate the scale of the danger the news has sparked panic buying in the shops with shelves stripped of bottled water. also police in the u.k. have detained an eighty two year old anti fracking protester who was running as one of the trading size in salford officers are reportedly removed the woman claiming it was not safe for her other demonstrators chanted shame on you tube police trustful ruby crowd to remove the green party campaigner approach as follows the controversial news that truth earners of the u.k.'s land will be at
a liberal for frightening funds and we are right. the self-proclaimed resident of the central african republic has finally resigned for his post a move it's hoped it will end immediately still it is in the in the landlocked nation the decision comes after strong pressure was applied during a summit of regional leaders in child mashal told year has failed to our leaders a blood shed between his muslim selected rebels and christians since seizing power in march meanwhile france has urged the european union to send more troops to cotton top the sixteen hundred french soldiers a broad broad that last month. it's maybe pacificist nation but some parts of japanese society think it's time for the country to shift to the right nationalist groups are calling for hada lying to be taken against enemies both at home and abroad while she's alexei or cheska looks how the trend may echo through
the entire region. it's become a tradition in japan when some foreign officials are subjected to verbal abuse on this particular occasion japanese nationalists made their feelings known loud and clear to russia's foreign minister china and south korea have also been in their crosshairs one for an island dispute the other for sending too many labor migrants to japan where the latest protests korean workers were described as cockroaches which needed to be exterminated this man is one of those behind the nationalist rallies in japan he says he'd like to see japan a more closer citee more and more there was an openness and we've been to open to the world are now foreigners come here and commit crimes i want us to return to pre-war period when we were closed and south sufficient despite criticizing the government for its immigration policies the movement could not be feeling more comfortable since twenty twelve when she and so are there was reelected as prime
minister such rallies have been on the rise. those are not only foreign nationals and delegations getting the stick from japanese nationalists there are locals who have directly suffered from their country becoming more far right these school teachers have been protesting because they lost their jobs for not complying with what they call ultranationalist regulations in schools. should be made as an obligation to listen to the national anthem before classes until my pupils spawn of who were not even japanese and it wasn't obligatory to stand up and then i got fired but it's not only about instilling national pride speculation is rife that with all this stronger japan hype is eager to amend the nine hundred forty seven constitution namely article number nine which braves japan from having any kind of army other than for defense purposes in the increasingly intertwined world we can't ensure the peace of our nation without broad actively taking
a role in the peace and security of the world why don't we take so. forward on the constitutional amendment but not everyone is buying it and more far reaching goal could be reshaping the regional balance of power. there has been to profile politicians including former prime ministers who want you public to be with a japan should have nuclear weapons if new materialized but it's something the ruling to eat has been pondering for years now. and non-pacifist japan let alone a nuclear power would send shock waves across the region say experts but for now even with nationalist voices getting louder polls suggest that such ideas are still some way from becoming a reality lexy russia ski r.t. reporting from japan. and it will bring you more news in half an hour i think larry king and politic.
what a country experiences a tragedy like the recent terrorism in volgograd the next question is what to do about it i mean we have to do something right let's never let a good tragedy go to waste one do remember recommends getting rid of the moratorium on the death penalty for prayers groups including terrorists because the death penalty is the perfect way to punish a suicide bomber also this duma member failed to mention high level corrupt the krauts in the government as those who could possibly face the firing squad perhaps that was just an honest oversight i'm not against the death penalty in some rare instances but punishing terrorists after the fact doesn't bring the victims back the focus needs to be on the source of terrorism soldiers can play around all day with weapons because the government gives them a salary weapons and training some people are recruiting arming and training new
terrorist you don't need to usher in a massive surveillance state to stop terror. death penalty crazy which need do is hit the funding and training source hard if you can i mean how many of you guys out there could make a remotely detonated bomb a c four on your own without help almost none if you see four doesn't grow on trees someone pays for it but that's just my opinion. iraq is clearly again falling back into extreme civil strife washington says it wants to help but most iraqis appear weary of any more american assistance then there is afghanistan washington plans to finally leave this year the sad reality for me is the fact that launched me never be able to. n.s.a. leaker edward snowden he's still living in russia what are the chances overturned in the u.s. this year and what does he mean when he says his mission is complete i'll talk with snowden's team legal advisor ben wiser of the a.c.l.u.
on today's politicking. with ben wise and he's director of the a.c.l.u. speech privacy and technology project he's been a key advisor to the n.s.a. leaker edward snowden ben what's his current state of mind later we'll have a debate about all of this too what's the current state of mind of mr snowden. well you know his morale is pretty good. he is so grateful for the support that he's received recently from some of the world's leading newspapers including the new york times that called for him to be treated we need only to be given clemency but even more than that he's grateful for the global debate that his disclosures have
set off and that our open courts are reviewing the programs that he revealed and now congress is considering historic legislation even the president's own advisers are telling him that the n.s.a. has gotten out of control and needs to be reined in that was what hope to accomplish and that's what he has accomplished so that's what he meant when he said his mission has been accomplished yeah i don't think that he meant the mission accomplished this wasn't the president on the aircraft carrier saying the war's over what it was just starting what he meant by that is that his job is done his job was to bring the public into the debate to take these secret programs and bring them into the light of day it's our job to decide what we do with that information he didn't have any grandiose notion that he himself could change our society what he wanted to do is to put us in a position where we could decide what the consequences should be of these disclosures that's what he meant by mission accomplished another debate is going to take into turns.